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Old 14-Oct-2014, 01:07 AM
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I posted all the science I need to know. Some boys are pure natural graplerz. My Daugher was born to kick. I don't need to have a.PhD to know that most of this argument is BS. Kids will.do what comeshe natural to them. Some strike or grapple even use blunt weapons . Others are pure scholars. I work with kids.have 3 of my own. One of them is the best dirt eater you will ever see.
And this is exactly what I see in students; some take naturally to using their arms or legs as weapons, and some take naturally to grappling (and some are natural dirt eaters ).
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Old 14-Oct-2014, 07:35 AM
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Read the first paragraph of this article to see how innately rounded our ancestors are, in terms of the delivery methods by which they inflict injury (warning, contains a description of extreme chimpanzee violence):
http://www.slate.com/articles/health...ggression.html
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Alright, I know I *shouldn't* try to teach myself, but I just can't help it. I eventually want to compete in MMA. I don't need to learn anything too fancy, but I really want to start working out the kinks in my most basic striking moves. The only local martial art I could take is Tae Kwon Do. I took it off and on for years, and if I'm staying in the area, I'll start going again, but I got really discouraged by the bad reputation TKD gets. There are virtually no striking strikes with the hands. The round kick is fast, but weak. I've been trying to relearn my round kick in the Muay Thai style, but it feels really weird. Anyway, even though I'm sure I'm adding tons of flaws into my muscle memory, I've at least made some rather significant headway, for instance actually shifting my weight when the move requires it.

So I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to make the best of what I have available. I've just been looking up several different opinions on how to do each move, and sort of blending them together in the way that seems best suited to me.
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Old 10-Oct-2015, 08:55 AM
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Your options are,
1) Travel to train or
2) give up or
3) book an MMA match and get a kicking.
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Old 10-Oct-2015, 09:56 AM
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If you want to compete in mma you need to be training one style of striking, and one of grappling. No ifs no buts no "I can't afford it" or "It's too far away". If you want it badly enough you can train. Stop drinking, get a job, get a mode of transport. That is what serious people do. Otherwise you are just fantasising.
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TLDR: Yes you can, but you will undoubtedly teach yourself bad habits and re-invent the wheel. Start with a few arts and learn their foundation, then experiment and see what works for you...only then, attempt to see if it also works for others.
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If you wanted to compete in tennis tournaments, would you learn badminton just for now?

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If there is nowhere suitable to train the style you want, you have 2 choices:

1. Train whatever is near you, at least you will learn correct techniques and timing.

2. Don't train in a martial art for the time being, but work on your strength training, conditioning and cardio so when you can eventually train these won't hold you back.
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Amen. There's nothing to add. I was trying to teach myself at first, but it doesn't make sense without someone who will introduce you to basic.
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Nowadays there are lots of websites and video tutorials online from professional coaches and fighters. I taught myself boxing and martial arts first then I started to enroll in a local gym. i've become a well-rounded fighter quickly and till now I'm still learning more by myself than the teachings of my coaches
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Have you competed yet dave?
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